How to apply Rigid Body Element 2 (RBE2) in Ansys Mechanical?
Hello there. I have already read a past thread where Mr. Peter said that RBE2 and RBE3 refers to Rigid and Deformable behavior respectively of the remote point, when scoped to a geometry. From my understanding, RBE2 distributes the applied remote force equally to every face (no matter the distance between application of force and scoped faces) it is scoped to while adding huge stiffness to it so that it becomes rigid and doesn't deform, while RBE3 relaxes the stiffness and allows it deform (and the distribution of force depends on the distance from application of force). However, in ANSYS Mechanical, when I am trying to add Rigid behavior to a remote point, it is not distributing the remote force equally on every face even though the face is rigid (I mean to say is that under rigid behavior, the distibution of force is still dependable on the distance from application of remote force to any of the scoped faces).
And also, I want to confirm that does RBE2 still distributes the force equally to each face even if they have different surface areas?